Arts center to highlight local, national artists in grand opening


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The Coppell Arts Center is hosting its grand opening, the Takeoff Music Festival, from Thursday through Sunday. The festival will include performances by various local artists, actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, country musicians Coffey Anderson and Matt Castillo, and magician Mike Super.

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor

As a local venue for the performing and visual arts, the Coppell Arts Center has been serving the community for months. Due to COVID-19, the center’s official grand opening has been pushed from May 2020 to this weekend at the Takeoff Music Festival.

The event opens with the Art Sip & Stroll, an annual event that takes visitors on a walk from the Coppell Senior and Community Center to the arts center. At the senior center, attendees will be welcomed by the Coppell Community Orchestra. Wine sips will be served for those over 21. From there, the procession will walk through Old Town Coppell, hearing the Coppell Community Chorale en route to the pavilion where Milaana Dance and the Ballet Ensemble of North Texas will perform. Live Dallas-based cover band Elevation will close the night at the arts center.

Following the opening night of the music festival, the arts center is hosting performances from artists based outside of Coppell in its Main Hall. On Friday night, country music duo Coffey Anderson and Matt Castillo will play a concert. Saturday night will see Broadway alum and Academy Award-winning performer Kristin Chenoweth sing her recent album, For the Girls, and the festival will wrap up on Sunday with magician Mike Super’s family-friendly illusions.

“I’m really looking forward to the fact that we are fully opening our doors,” Coppell Arts Center marketing and ticketing supervisor Ginene Delcioppo said. “We have jam-packed events for four days in a row that appeal to many different appetites of entertainment in the community of Coppell. We’re excited to bring a very broad spectrum of entertainment that anyone who lives in Coppell or outside of Coppell would be interested in coming to see.”

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